American Federation of Government Employees, Local 701, Council of Prision Locals and U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institutions, Pekin, Illinois

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55 FLRA No. 188

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 701
COUNCIL OF PRISON LOCALS
(Union)

and

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL
INSTITUTION, PEKIN, ILLINOIS
(Agency)

0-AR-3238

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DECISION

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Before the Authority: Phyllis N. Segal, Chair; Donald S. Wasserman and Dale Cabaniss, Members.

      This matter is before the Authority on exceptions to an award of Arbitrator Julius N. Draznin filed by the Union under section 7122(a) of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute) and part 2425 of the Authority's Regulations. The Agency filed an opposition to the Union's exceptions.

      Under section 7122(a) of the Statute, an award is deficient if it is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation; or it is deficient on other grounds similar to those applied by Federal courts in private sector labor-management relations. Upon careful consideration